Re: If you drink when you play in bars do you drink when you practice?
I play more freely and openly after one, or especially two drinks. Never more than three, though. For me, more than three drinks my playing begins to sound like the alcohol, a little wish-washy and walking fine lines.
However I will also say that I LEARN the most early in the day, which for me is from waking hour to ~five hours beyond. For me those hours are not drinking time.